We pretty much all got started blogging, by reading blogs first. I read a lot of blogs, but I like to pick one that I devour. I read every single post and comment on stuff that they wrote years ago. It's kind of like stalking. So to apologize for being a creepster, I feature them here with the Icing on the Cupcake.
This is Mary Delux of "Welcome to DeluxeVille." First off you have to like her because she's super hot and knows how to dress. Her blog is full of amazing vintage fashion. She recently got married and her husband is also pretty stylish.
Her love and knowledge of everything vintage also extends to her beautiful house, which by the way she completely remodeled herself. And now she is working on making her new home all her own. It inspires me that she isn't waiting around for contractors or installers. She just rolls up her wide legged dungarees and starts pulling up the floor. I am so ready to start ripping up carpet at my house.
You can't get anymore vintage then actual love letters from her Grandma and Grandpa before they got married. Mary shares them, along with pictures and other keepsakes. You can start here and find the rest on her sidebar. It's interesting to hear about life in the 40's from someone who was living it at the time.
But my favorite part of Mary's site is her Bus Stop analogy. In a nutshell, woman are bus riders and men are the bus. You wait at your bus stop and find the bus and bus route that's right for you.
"A bus stop goddess always has correct change, knows the route she's taking, and isn't afraid to ding the bell when she wants to get off the bus. There are many reasons as to why one might want to ding the bell... the bus took an unexpected detour, the bus stopped to pick up another rider, or perhaps the bus just got a flat tire and you didn't want to have to be the one to change it. What ever the reason, the bus stop goddess isn't afraid to get off the bus even if the bus is in the middle of nowhere. She knows it's better to walk along by herself for awhile to the next bus stop then to put up with a bus going in the wrong direction."
That is pure wisdom right there. She has tips on how to pick a good bus and know when to ding the bell to get off. My favorite tip is to never get on the bus if their is another rider already on it. I have totally ridden that route and it is a bumpy ride believe me.
I have found my perfect bus and route, sometimes we have to change course but we do it together. And my bus is a little dusty and has a few dings, but so do I. It's probably why we ride so well together. We've taken on three more passengers and I think we have reached our limit, but who knows what's waiting for us? I got distracted once by a shiny new bus, but when I got inside I saw that it was windowless and had so many bus stop (not)goddesses, that I couldn't even sit down. Luckily my bus came back around and picked me up and we've been figuring out the route ever since.
Go check out Mary and leave her a congratulations for finding her bus for life.
Have you guys found your bus and it's route. Or are you still hanging at the bus stop?